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Field reports: Twin Ports Walleye Association starts fishing league

The Twin Ports Walleye Association will hold a summer walleye fishing league with contests on Tuesday at Fish Lake Reservoir, July 29 on Island Lake, Aug. 5 at Rice Lake and Aug. 19 on the St. Louis River.

Contests will run from 6-9 p.m., except the final contest will end at 8:45 p.m. Anglers may weigh up to four fish with a minimum length of 15 inches. Documentation will be done with photos.

The entry fee is $20 per two-person team. Payout will be 100 percent of entry fees. Anglers must be members ($20 annually) of the Twin Ports Walleye Association to take part. For more information, go to the TPWA website at

DNR seeks comments on trout lake designation

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources seeks comments on a proposal to remove the stream trout designation from Cedar Lake south of Aurora. As part of a statewide review of the trout stocking program, rainbow trout stocking was ended on the lake in 2009. DNR fisheries surveys indicated trout survival was low.

Removing the designation means Cedar Lake will no longer be regulated as a stream trout lake for fishing. Questions or comments about the proposal to remove the trout designation can be directed to Edie Evarts, 650 Highway 169, Tower, MN 55790; (218) 753-2580, ext. 222; or through Oct. 10.

Apply soon for mentored waterfowl hunts

Minnesota youth ages 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Sept. 13.

Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the DNR have teamed up to offer the hunts. Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery with preference given to novice hunters. More information and the application form can be found by going to and clicking on “mentored youth waterfowl hunt.”

Deadline approaches for Wisconsin hunting, trapping seasons

Wisconsin hunters or trappers planning to participate in fall wolf, turkey, bobcat, fisher or otter seasons must have their permit applications submitted by noon Aug. 1. Permit applications can be purchased through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR website,; at all authorized license agents; at DNR Service Centers; or by calling toll-free (877) 945-4236.